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Aromatherapy

Updated: Dec 5, 2020

Have you ever walked into a room and the scent ignited all five of your senses?

What is Aromatherapy? According to Healthline Aromatherapy Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health.


Aromatherapy has been around for centuries in Egypt, Asia, and Indian culture. Aromatherapy is formulated into many forms such as oils, plants, and natural balms. This holistic remedy is known for religious purposes and medical intervention to treat various conditions.


The treatment for Aromatherapy is applied through the sense of smell and skin absorption.


Healthline list these top favorites as Aromatherapy products:

  • diffusers

  • aromatic spritzers

  • inhaler

  • bathing salts

  • body oils, creams, or lotions for massage or topical application


Healthline Aromatherapy Benefits:

  • manage pain

  • improve sleep quality

  • reduce stress, agitation, and anxiety

  • soothe sore joints

  • treat headaches and migraines

  • alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy

  • ease discomforts of labor

  • fight bacteria, virus, or fungus

  • improve digestion

  • boost immunity


According to Healthline, these conditions may be treated

  • asthma

  • insomnia

  • fatigue

  • depression

  • inflammation

  • menstrual issues

  • cancer

  • arthritis

  • menopause


The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy Oils are:

  • clary sage

  • eucalyptus

  • fennel

  • geranium

  • ginger

  • lavender

  • lemongrass

  • mandarin

  • patchouli

  • peppermint

  • Roman chamomile

  • rose

  • tea tree

  • ylang ylang


Remember to take into consideration your self-care, and allow Aromatherapy to definitely be an essential part of your healing, relaxing, and mood booster.

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